“The French Dispatch” was definitely one of the most anticipated films of 2020, then theaters closed and it was postponed to a date to be determined. Now that (knock on wood) the situation seems to be gradually returning, even the film schedule is ready to resume its course.
Now Wes Anderson‘s film does not yet have a release date in theaters, but, according to Variety, it will probably be part of the movies that will be presented at the Cannes Film Festival between July 6 and 17. The certainty we will have only on May 27, when the official selection will be announced. In the meantime, while we dream of the cast parading on the Croisette, let’s make a little recap of what we know about the film.
We’re in France in the 50s and we follow the stories not only of the French Dispatch editorial staff, a weekly supplement of a local newspaper, but also the stories told on its pages. The film was born out of Wes Anderson’s love for The New Yorker, which he has been reading since he was a child and of which he keeps a large number of copies.
Anderson himself said:
The story is not easy to explain. It is about an American journalist who lives in France and creates his own newspaper. It is more a portrait of this man, of this journalist who fights to write what he wants to write. It’s not a film about freedom of the press, but when you talk about reporters, you automatically talk about what happens in the real world.”
In addition, The French Dispatch truly presents an exceptional cast formed among others by Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Benicio del Toro, Owen Wilson, Léa Seydoux and Timothée Chalamet.
Watch the trailer below and discover the first images!